TV This Week, Sept. 13-19: ‘The Mindy Project’ on Hulu

Mindy Kaling in “The Mindy Project” on Hulu.

Mindy Kaling is back with new episodes of “The Mindy Project” streaming on Hulu.

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This week’s TV Movies



Matthew McConaughey loves “Interstellar” travel, man, because everyone on Earth gets older but he stays the same age in Christopher Nolan’s effects-laden 2014 science-fiction fable. With Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. 8 p.m. Epix

Have tiara, will travel: Women from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, will be in Atlantic City for “The 2016 Miss America Competition.” 9 p.m. ABC

It’s Matt and Ben, together again, as Messrs. Damon and Affleck return in a new edition of the movie biz-themed docu-series “Project Greenlight.” 10 p.m. HBO



Look up “grueling” in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of the season finale of the obstacle-course competition “American Ninja Warrior.” 8 p.m. NBC

Gary Busey, Paula Deen and Bindi Irwin are among the celebs putting their best feet forward on the two-night season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars.” 8 p.m. ABC; also 9 p.m. Tue.

The winner is revealed on the 12th-season finale of “So You Think You Can Dance.” 8 p.m. Fox

Of mouse and man: Walt Disney is profiled in the two-part season premiere of “American Experience.” 9 p.m. KOCE; also Tue.

The dancing doesn’t stop in the new special “DanceBattle America.” 10 p.m. ABC


Who’s trippin’ down the streets of the city, smiling at everybody she sees? Who’s reachin’ out to capture a moment? Everyone knows it’s Mindy! Ms. Kaling’s canceled sitcom “The Mindy Project” returns as an online series. Anytime, Hulu


Of man and Muppets: Jim Henson is remembered on a new “In Their Own Words.” 8 p.m. KOCE

What do you get for the man who does everything? Why, his very own live variety show, “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris.” 10 p.m. NBC

“The Bastard Executioner” has an ax to grind in this new medieval-era drama from “Sons of Anarchy’s” Kurt Sutter. Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer and Katey Sagal star. 10 p.m. FX


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley is the setting for the second “Republican Debate.” 3 and 5 p.m. CNN

There’ll be a brand-new “MasterChef” in town after the culinary competition’s season finale. 8 p.m. Fox

“America’s Got Talent” names its latest winner, or winners, in the 10th-season finale. 9 p.m. NBC

“Nova” shakes our collective family tree to see what falls out in the new special “Dawn of Humanity.” 9 p.m. KOCE


After the return of “South Park,” it’s the debut of “Moonbeam City.” Elizabeth Banks, Kate Mara, Will Forte and Rob Lowe lend their voices to this animated spoof that looks like “Miami Vice” crossed with the “art” of Patrick Nagel. 10 and 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


Tinseltown for dummies: The special “Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood” features the comic-ventriloquist and guests Brad Paisley, Chris Parnell and Chuck Liddell. 8 p.m. NBC

Put some abra in your cadabra with the new special “Mat Franco’s Got Magic” featuring the “America’s Got Talent” winner and guests Heidi Klum, Penn & Teller and the aforementioned Neil Patrick Harris. 9 p.m. NBC

YouTube stars Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley co-host “The 5th Annual Streamy Awards” — on TV, no less. So maybe the old gal’s got some life in her yet. 10 p.m. VH1


A Rolling Stone who has gathered more than a little moss is the subject of the new rock-doc “Keith Richards: Under the Influence.” Anytime, Netflix

Meat Loaf again?! The chart-topping rocker with the operatic voice is profiled in the new bio-doc “Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell.” 8 p.m. Showtime

Pedro E. Guerrero, the Mexican American photographer who got his start working for architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is saluted on a new edition of “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart plays a guard at Gitmo in the 2014 war-on-terrorism drama “Camp X-Ray.” 9 p.m. Showtime

Long-married artists Noriko and Ushio Shinohara are “Cutie and the Boxer” in this 2013 doc airing on “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Christian Bale supposes he’s Moses in Ridley Scott’s 2014 biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley also star. 8 p.m. HBO

The leader of a doomsday cult is suspected of committing “Ungodly Acts” in this thriller. With Dominique Swain, Mike Faiola, Brant Daugherty and Megan Park. 8 p.m. Lifetime

“Doctor Who” shall I say is calling? Peter Capaldi continues his stint as the Time Lord on the return of the science fiction drama. 9 p.m. BBC America

It’s a mammoth undertaking in the special “Ice Age: Last of the Giants.” 9 p.m. Discovery Channel

Old married couple: Billy Baldwin and Kari Matchett try to get the spark back in the new TV movie “Lead With Your Heart.” 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

REO Speedwagon and country music’s Sara Evans share the stage on a new “CMT Crossroads.” 10 p.m. CMT